Opera has guts to go up against the likes of Samsung in the emerging field of Smart TV applications. Then again, its new showcase brings something different to the table: namely, a dashboard that strictly adheres to web standards HTML5 and others, so that applications can run on any platform. Content providers like Vimeo and DriveCast have already signed and TV manufacturers should not be far behind – especially as the browser engine behind it is claimed for the smooth running even crappier cheaper processors. Opera has even published an emulator to make life easier for application developers to smaller, for one reason or another, can not afford a test all TVs. Opera has a long way to go, but pleasing everyone all the time is probably a smart strategy for any oppressed. PR after the break.